Peloton refuses to drop Ashton Kutcher from ‘Future Selves’ collab despite Danny Masterson letter scandal

Peloton is standing by Ashton Kutcher even after he resigned from his own anti-child sex abuse organization

Peloton refuses to drop Ashton Kutcher from ‘Future Selves’ collab despite Danny Masterson letter scandal
Ashton Kutcher resigned from anti-child sex abuse organization he founded after he vouched for the character of convicted rapist Danny Masterson (@onepeloton, aplusk/Instagram)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Ashton Kutcher may have resigned from the anti-child sex abuse organization he founded. However, it seems the embattled actor is still not a complete pariah for vouching for the convicted rapist Danny Masterson, as reported by RadarOnline.

Peloton has decided not to discontinue its 'Our Future Selves with Ashton Kutcher' program despite the fact that Ashton, 45, has been facing significant backlash due to the letter he wrote the judge requesting leniency prior to Masterson's sentencing, as reported by RadarOnline.


 
 
 
 
 
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As of September 19, Tuesday, users could still access the more than 10 class series on-demand through the Peloton Tread and App, with Kutcher's face, front and center, in every clip.

In 2022, Kutcher and Peloton had collaborated to document his training for the TCS New York City Marathon, as per reports.

Ashton Kutcher raised money for 'Thorn' through Peloton collab


 
 
 
 
 
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Kim Kardashian, Natalie Portman, Kenny Chesney, and others accompanied the 'That '70s Show' star when Kutcher ran the marathon with Peloton trainers, Becs Gentry, Adrian Williams, and Alex Toussaint.

The point of the exercise was to raise money and awareness for Thorn, the anti-child sexual abuse organization he founded with his ex-wife Demi Moore and has since resigned from in the aftermath of the Masterson scandal.

Kutcher said in the August 2022 Peloton partnership announcement, "Running this marathon is all about raising funds and awareness for my nonprofit, Thorn. Protecting kids from sexual abuse is something I've been working on for a decade and much like a marathon we will only reach our goal through dedication, endurance, and discipline."

He added, "Having Peloton instructors get me marathon ready has been incredible and creating this series has been a blast. I've talked to brilliant actors, musicians, writers, athletes and doctors about what keeps them going and their 'why.'"

Couple announced resignation after apology video tanked

Last week, Kutcher announced his resignation as the board chairman of Thorn. His 40-year-old wife Mila Kunis also resigned from her position as an observer on the board of the organization.

Kutcher's resignation letter read, "Victims of sexual abuse have been historically silenced and the character statement I submitted is yet another painful instance of questioning victims who are brave enough to share their experiences."

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis wrote letters for Danny Masterson


 
 
 
 
 
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Kutcher and Kunis wrote character letters for Masterson after he was found guilty of raping two women in the early 2000s.

While Kunis praised Masterson's "exceptional character," Kutcher referred to him as a "role model." They apologized following the release of the character letters.

Danny Masterson received a prison term of 30 years 

Masterson has received a prison term of 30 years. The actor, best known for playing Steven Hyde on That '70s Show, was taken into custody at the Los Angeles County Sheriff Men's Central Jail, where he will remain until his transfer to prison.

Masterson still needs to be given a prison assignment or a transfer date, a jail spokesperson confirmed to RadarOnline.com.